A superb, incredibly figure flattering Irene black wool skirt suit dates to the 1950's. Beautiful structure and detailing, with a deeply notched collar, shoulder pads, top seam angled sleeves with single button at the cuffs, vertical slit pockets, deeply cut princess seams, the the diagonal portions of the seams perfectly parallel to the bottom of the jacket and the diagonal seam running down the front of the skirt. An asymmetrical button closure to the jacket. Plastic buttons. Skirt has a side slit with front panel slightly overlapping the rear. Jacket lined in black silk de chine. Suit is hand finished. Skirt unlined with 3 1/2" hem allowance and hemming tape. Skirt closes with metal side zipper and hook and eye. We have heightened the contrast in the photos to show the incredible detail and intricate seaming. We encourage you to double click on the photos to zoom in, as the detail and silhouette of this suit truly elevate it to a work of art.
Measurements: Bust 37"; Waist 26"; Hips 38"; Jacket length 24"; sleeve 23"; Skirt 26" Waist; 38" hips; 30" Length
Label: Irene exclusively for the Halle Bros. Co.
Irene was hand-picked to replace Gilbert Adrian as MGM's lead costume designer. Prior that, she was incredibly successful in her own Los Angeles salon, where she catered to stars and a wealthy clientele, including Marilyn Monroe and Eva Gardner. From there, she was one of two designers to have their own custom salon in the luxurious Bullock's Wilshire Store ~ the other was Coco Chanel. To read more about Irene Lentz, please see our black silk faille swing coat by Irene listed separately in our shop; or visit one of our favorite sites, the Vintage Fashion Guild.
Irene 1950's Black Wool Suit Incredible Zig Zag Structure